Acne

 
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Acne

Acne
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"Acne" is the word used to refer a number of skin rashes that have different causes:
  • The most common form of acne is Acne vulgaris, which means "common acne", and which typically affects the sufferer's face, shoulders, and/or chest. This form of acne is usually first experienced during the teenage years, around puberty, does tend to decrease over time and may disappear by the time that the person is in their early twenties, but can (in some cases) continue to affect other individuals into their thirties, forties and even beyond.

  • There are also a number of other varieties of acne. These include (among others) Acne rosacea which is a red rash which predominately affects the face, Acne cosmetica which is a type of acne caused by cosmetics, and Acne keloidalis nuchae (also known as Pseudofolliculitis nuchae) which is a persistent inflammation caused by shaving. This is by no means an exhaustive list - there are many other varieties of acne that can affect people, some of which can be quite severe.

  • A surprisingly large number of newborn babies can also be affected by a type of acne too. This form of acne usually affects infants between about the ages of 2 weeks and 3 months. Baby acne is known by the term Acne neonatorum, and tends to be often seen on baby's cheeks or nasal bridge.
People suffering from any form of acne should of course discuss the issue with their doctors. A doctor should be able to diagnose the type of acne, discuss the probable causes, and suggest possible treatments.

This web site contains articles about acne, a glossary of acne terminology, and also lists books, DVDs, and other resources which help you in learning more about acne.

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